In October 2020, we formulated the YKK Sustainability Vision 2050 which sets numerical targets for the Fastening Business from the 2019 YKK Group Environmental Vision 2050. As part of this, we have set targets under five themes: climate change, material resources, water resources, chemical management, and respect people, and are carrying out activities that will contribute to achievement of the 2030 SDGs as well as carbon neutrality by 2050.

YKK is constantly pursuing the creation of a sustainable society through our business. At the core of all our corporate activities is the philosophy of YKK founder Tadao Yoshida, the “Cycle of Goodness. ” The idea that ‘no one prospers without rendering benefit to others’ clearly expresses the YKK Group’s corporate spirit of continuing to prosper together with society, customers, related industries, and employees, and we consider it to be a concept that leads to sustainability. Under the “Cycle of Goodness, ” YKK will address the essence of sustainability through our businesses and products and will continue to take on challenges in order to remain a socially good company.

Sustainability and innovation are interlinked. YKK is focusing on minimising environmental impact with innovative ideas in design and manufacturing. It’s the right thing to do for the planet.

Treating people and the planet as one

Little actions can lead to big change.

YKK is moving forward with sustainability efforts from a holistic perspective to achieve the lofty goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

From creating zippers that can be recycled to powering more factories with solar to supporting communities whenever a need arises, YKK is committed to improving our collective quality of life.

Guided by the Cycle of Goodness® philosophy, articulated by YKK’s founder Tadao Yoshida, YKK believes no one prospers without rendering benefit to others.

Please enjoy the stories in YKK’s second Sustainability Journal.

You’ll find YKK putting people first to create a healthier planet while supporting local communities with the belief that from small parts come big benefits.